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The Fiddlers Elbow

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Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
+353 42 966 3863
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Fiddlers Elbow, located in the centre of Carrickmacross town. The bar...
The Fiddlers Elbow, located in the centre of Carrickmacross town. The bar, restaurant and nightclub is owned by the Mc Eneaney Family and has undergone major refurbishment in the past few years. A family run business which prides itself on creating a warm, homely atmosphere with genuine hospitality and an assurance of our utmost attention to your personal requirements. The Fiddlers Elbow offer carvery Lunch from €10 12pm - 3pm Daily, and a Superbly priced Bistro Menu from 3pm to late!!2 course Midweek Special for only €19.95 and a 4 course Weekend Special Menu for only €27.50. The Fiddlers Elbow also offers exclusive function/conference suites to suit your needs.
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Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food & great service

Out first meal when we arrived in Ireland and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food great. We loved the ambience inside the restaurant also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Susan D
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Los Angeles, California
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  • Large groups
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Went for Sunday lunch with my family and left feeling totally ripped off. 7 euro for a child's portion of sausage and chip. Portion sizes are poor and service is a shambles. NEVER AGAIN

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

It's with disappointment that I read your first trip advisor review on your experience with us. As much as we always enjoy to hear the good reviews, we also look into and act if necessary on any genuine criticisms, as we are continually aiming to improve our business. Please feel free to contact one of our management team on 042... More 

Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Out first meal when we arrived in Ireland and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food great. We loved the ambience inside the restaurant also.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we're delighted you made The Fiddlers your first stop in Ireland and enjoyed it so much. I hope the rest of your holiday is also an experience you won't forget. More 

Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Just stopped in for the carvery lunch and a pint and it was great. Service was great as well and the inside of the restaurant feels like a castle. I highly recommend stopping in.

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Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments about our premises, staff and award winning carvery. More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Whilst visiting the town we decided to pop into the Fiddlers Elbow for a coffee. It's a lovely place with fantastic service. Special mention to Sean who made my wife the kind of coffee that she likes. This place looks as though it's an ideal place for a meal and had we more time we would definitely have had dinner... More 

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Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for comments and also the special mention to Sean who is our newest staff member and already proving himself to be a valued member of the team. More 

Los Angeles, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My brother and I came here the other day, and it is a great place! The environment was warm and inviting, gorgeous from the inside. We are from America and were feeling a little out of place, but the service here made us feel comfortable. The host was very nice and accommodating, as well as the rest of the staff.... More 

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Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us to stop for a bite to eat, I'm delighted that the ambiance, service and food helped you feel welcome and provided an enjoyable evening with us, as is our aim for every customer that walks through our door. Have a safe journey on and enjoy the rest of your holiday in Ireland. More 

Monaghan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had the fortune to win a Facebook competition for a mother's day meal for 2 adults and 2 children to the Fiddlers for Mother's Day 2015. I was absolutely delighted as this is our only choice of restaurant when going out for dinner - it is a staple for Christmas, birthdays, anniversarys or just 'it's friday night and I'm... More 

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Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Congratulations again on winning our facebook competition and thank you for taking the time to post a comment on your experience with us. It was our pleasure looking after you and your family for the afternoon and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. More 

Glenavy
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My wife and I were on a week-end break just out side Carrickmacross and decided give the local cuisine a try. It was by chance we ended up in The Fiddlers Elbow and we were very glad we did. We were greeted by a very pleasant lady who took us to a table and gave us menus and took our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a fantastic all round review of your evening spent with us, it is most appreciated. The next time your in the area please join us for the evening again were we will be more than happy to welcome you back. More 

Newry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Myself, my husband & 2 friends went for Valentines night & it was absolutely beautiful, excellent service throughout & food was amazing there was a wonderful choice & food was served very promptly & piping hot, staff was extremely friendly & courteous & the added extra of a flower, chocolates & a personalised photo just added to the attraction, we... More 

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Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Valentines at the Fiddlers, we have had so much positive feedback about all aspects of the Valentines evening proving that putting the time and effort into something really does bring it own rewards! Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was one of the best restaurant experience we have ever had. We loved the decor inside, they had gone to a real effort to make the place look enchanting and romantic. They had extra touches like-a free rose+free portrait picture for us to take home, both free and a nice momento to take home. The food was amazing and... More 

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Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Many thanks for your excellent review about your Valentines experience with us, and I may take this opportunity to publicly say thank you again to staff members Una and Peter for their time and effort on making the fiddlers look fabulous! More 

Ireland
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What can I add ? Only average. Tried here on a recommendation and found some dishes good and others just average. Service was definitely off on our night but to be fair we will try again and report back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience with us. As much as we always enjoy to hear the good reviews, we also look into and act if necessary on any constructive criticisms, as we are continually aiming to improve our business. Please feel free to contact one of our management team on 042 9663863... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Monaghan  >  Carrickmacross
  • Phone Number: +353 42 966 3863

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 31
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

The Fiddlers Elbow, located in the centre of Carrickmacross town. The bar, restaurant and nightclub is owned by the Mc Eneaney Family and has undergone major refurbishment in the past few years. A family run business which prides itself on creating a warm, homely atmosphere with genuine hospitality and an assurance of our utmost attention to your personal requirements. The Fiddlers Elbow offer carvery Lunch from €10 12pm - 3pm Daily, and a Superbly priced Bistro Menu from 3pm to late!!2 course Midweek Special for only €19.95 and a 4 course Weekend Special Menu for only €27.50. The Fiddlers Elbow also offers exclusive function/conference suites to suit your needs.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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